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Rain Day Festival: July 29th!!Rain Day

Rain Day is Waynesburg’s claim to fame! This “FREE” festival is held every July 29th, Rain or Shine. Rain day started in the early 1800’s and the Special Events Commission has brought continuity of this annual festival to the heart of downtown Waynesburg with live entertainment all day long on two stages arts, crafts, great food, children’s carnival games and more! The Special Events Commission & mayor wagers with a celebrity for the annual hat bet tradition. Past winning hats are located at the Waynesburg Borough office. More details can be found at www.raindayfestival.com.

The festival also consists of many contests including, Baby Rain Day, umbrella decorating contest, downtown business window decorating, coloring contest, Jack McCracken Award, and the crowning of our own Mini, Little, and Junior Miss Rain Drop!

The Festivities are silenced each year to pay a moment’s tribute to the men of Company K, 2nd Battalion, 110th Infantry- a battalion from Waynesburg that lost men in France during World War I. Between July 28-29, 1918, Greene County Pennsylvania, sustained the larges loss of life in a single battle, ever in its military history, eighteen soldiers killed or mortally wounded during WWI. The first soldier being James Leo Farrell on July 28th, who was preparing for the July 29th battle when his headquarters was bombed. There were 58 Greene County fatalities in WWI. More details can be found at www.raindayboys.com

So, join us on July 29th and come meet Wayne Drop (The Rain Day Mascot!) who will sure make you smile! Bring a lawn chair or blanket and do not forget your umbrella!

Rain Day Race:
Greene County Habitat for Humanity sponsors a Rain Day Race. The race includes a 5K Run/Walk and a One mile Kid’s Fun Run. For more information please contact the Greene County Habitat for Humanity at (724) 852-2598 or go to the website at www.greenecountyhabitat.net. All proceeds from this event benefits Greene County Habitat for Humanity.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
The Annual Easter Egg Hunt is sponsored by the Social Service League. This event is held in West Park. For more information please call 724-627-0537.

Sheep and Fiber Festival
This festival is held the 3rd weekend in May! Come on to our streets and enjoy a two day celebration of the heritage of sheep, wool and fiber in Greene County, PA. This event is held at the Greene County Fairgrounds. For more information please contact Waynesburg Prosperous and Beautiful at 724-627-8119 or go to www.sheepandfiber.com.

50’s Festival & Car Cruise
Started back in 2001 celebrating the golden era of Rock-n-Roll! This event is held the 2nd Saturday of September where over 200+ trucks, cars and motorcycles fill the streets of Historic Waynesburg with the nostalgic blast from the past!! For more information please contact Waynesburg Prosperous and Beautiful at 724-627-8119.

Farmer’s Market
The Farmer’s Market is sponsored by Waynesburg Prosperous & Beautiful. Buy Fresh-Buy Local and help support the local farmers buy purchasing fresh vegetables, flowers, fruits, herbs and jams at this market. If you would like to participate and sell your goods or distribute information at the market. Please visit www.waynesburgpa.org. This festival is held every Wednesday from May until October..

Trick or Treating
Trick or Treating will be held on October 31st  from 5:00p.m. To 7:00p.m. We are asking all borough residence who will be handing out candy to please turn your porch lights on. We urge participants to comply with  the CDC Guidelines

Waynesburg Borough & The Greene County Chamber of Commerce
Annual Halloween Spooktacular Downtown Merchant Costume Contest

The event will be held on October 31st, unless Halloween falls on a weekend it will be held on the Friday before. We are asking the employees of businesses located within the borough or any Chamber of Commerce member to come in their best costume and join us on the courthouse steps to be judged. Award will be presented to the Most Original along with 1st, 2nd & 3rd place awards to be presented to the Best Individual & Best Group. Must pre-register. Please contact the Borough office at 724-627-8111, or the Greene County Chamber of Commerce at 724-627-5926.

Waynesburg Holiday Open House
The Downtown Waynesburg Holiday Open House Event will be held the first Friday in December from 5pm-8pm. For more information please contact Waynesburg Prosperous and Beautiful at 724-627-8119.

Greene County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade
This parade is held the First Saturday in December at 2:00pm. Please contact Melody Longstreth at 724- 627-5926 for more information.